Rookieball House Leagues
JUNIOR ROOKIEBALL | Co-ed | 2011 birth year | Wed nights, 6PM | Rolph and Bennington Public Schools | $290
SENIOR ROOKIEBALL | Co-ed | 2010 birth year | Tue nights, 6PM | Rolph and Bennington Public Schools | $290
House League registrations fill up quickly every year! Due to field permit and resource limitations, we will not be able to accommodate all interested families. As such, we recommend registering quickly after the registration window opens to ensure your child's spot!
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An eight (8) week regular season running from the first week of May to the second last week of June. On Saturday June 22nd we have the Leaside Baseball Family Festival, where the four semi-finalists square off for the Championship.
GAMES AND PRACTICES
There is an approximately 15 minute warm-up session before each game on game days starting at 5:45PM. These will be facilitated by coaches and LBA facilitators. Games start at 6PM. Games start by instruction of the umpires and run where no new inning is started after 90 mins from first pitch.
Teams will be provided optional weekend practice slots and access to equipment. Suggested practice plans will be provided by LBA each week.
SUMMARY OF KEY RULES
- Teams consist of 13-14 players.
- Ten (10) players play on the field at a time; players are cycled through defensive positions each inning.
- Each player on a team bats in order each game.
- Scoring is maintained and standings are kept.
- Games generally follow the Rules of Baseball.
- Players hit off of a mechanical pitching machine set at 30-35mph to facilitate action and scoring.
- Junior Rookieball players will be hitting a low-compression baseball; Senior Rookieball players will be hitting a standard hard baseball.
- Batter has 5 opportunites to hit quality pitches off of the machine. If they are unsuccessful after 5 attempts they are out, however batter is not out on a foul ball.
- There are no lead offs and no stolen bases.
- Per inning and per game mercy rules apply.
IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT SPRING HOUSE LEAGUES
This season we will only be accepting credit card payments.
UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT
The LBA shall provide hats, jerseys and pants and hats for all players. The LBA also provides all required baseball equipment including balls, bases, bats, helmets and catcher's gear. Players are to bring appropriate running shoes (for turf or diamond) or baseball cleats (diamond only) and their baseball glove. An athletic cup is required for age 8 and older.
Players may bring their own baseball bat but must share it with their teammates. Players may bring their own batting helmet and do not need to share it.
REP AND SELECT PLAYERS
Due to limited space in our program, and to try to assure fairness, we do not accept players that are currently on Rep or Select teams in Leaside or elsewhere in Toronto. Players that have previously played Rep or Select baseball are accepted.
If your child would like to play with a friend, please indicate their name in the Friend Request box during registration. Each friend request must be mutual (i.e. the friend must also request your child). We will only guarantee to honour one mutual friend request. This is to allow us the best opportunity to balance teams fairly.
COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS
We are always looking for enthusiastic and engaged parents and older siblings to serve as coaches and/or volunteers. If you are interested please indicate so on your registration form. Team coaches shall receive discounted registration in the Leaside Baseball development programin the 2019 season. Coaches will be on the same team as their child.
Coaches are principally responsible for managing the team equipment bag, coordinating lineups, player positions and snack schedules. Coaches will be provided access to TeamSnap to communicate with families.
USE OF FEES
The registration fee covers uniforms, team and game equipment, umpire and facilitator costs, insurance, permit and administrative expenses as well as contributes to the Leaside Baseball financial assistance and capital improvement programs.
The teams and schedules are released 2 to 4 weeks prior to the start of the season. The season starts in the first week of May until the last week of June.
The LBA reserves the right to grant exceptions to the policy stated below.
Cancellation Due to Illness, Injury or Family Emergency
In the event of a player’s need to cancel due to illness, injury or family emergency, a refund or credit may be available.
If the written cancellation notice is made by March 15th, a refund is available. If notice is made on or after March 16th but prior to April 15th, a credit is available.
Cancellation Due to Non Health Related Reasons
In the event of a player’s need to cancel due to reasons not related to their or a family member’s health, a refund or credit may be available depending on when the notice was provided.
If the written cancellation notice is made by December 31st, a refund is available. If notice is made between January 1st and March 15th, a credit is available. If notice is made on or after March 16th, no refund or credit is available.
Eligible refunds will be issued in the format the registration fee was paid and are subject to a $25 administrative fee (per session/per player) deducted from the total allowable refund. Refunds may take 4 to 6 weeks for processing.
Credits are valid for one calendar year and may only be applied to LBA house leagues, camps or clinics.
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